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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Florida Senate has scheduled meetings over four days as lawmakers gather the week of Jan. 11 for an initial round of committee meetings.

The Senate has set aside time for meetings beginning on the afternoon of Jan. 11 and continuing until the afternoon of Jan. 14, according to a schedule posted on the Senate website.

The Senate will not hold more than three meetings at a time as one of its strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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The Appropriations Committee, which will play a key role in drawing up the 2021-2022 budget, is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Jan. 14, followed by a meeting of the newly created Select Committee on Pandemic Preparedness and Response, according to the schedule.

Lawmakers are scheduled to hold a series of committee weeks leading up to the March 2 start of the annual legislative session.

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